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Beebe: Two votes shy on private option, but says two House members undecided

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TWO SHY: Gov. Beebe on Obamacare vote.
  • TWO SHY: Gov. Beebe on Obamacare vote.
Gov. Mike Beebe, attending a national governors conference in Washington, told reporters today that, by his count, supporters of private option Medicaid expansion were two votes short of the 75 needed in the House. But he counted two House members as undecided, enough to get the job done if they come over by tomorrow's vote.

The highest actual vote so far has been 72, with 71 counted Friday, though two declared supporters were absent for that tally.

If not, a budget cataclysm follows.

Talking Points Memo reports.

Beebe is also getting attention on Twitter. He's quoted as saying:

Payment reform is bigger story. Fee for service has to end. 


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